Black Stupa (That Dam), Vientiane

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Legend has it that Black Stupa (That Dam) contains a dormant, seven-headed serpent, who guarded the city against the Siamese invasion in the 19th century. Located at the center of a roundabout, the monument is believed to have been built in the 16th century, and was once plated in gold before looters took its precious exterior, leaving it with the bare brick you see today. Stop by for a look at the stupa on your way to one of the nearby restaurants and bars. Arrange to visit Black Stupa (That Dam) and other attractions in Vientiane using our Vientiane online tour itinerary planner .
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  • This is just. Just close the delicious PHO shops. It might be nice to know soon when riding in the taxi driver's name than that Dam said that since such a usage
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  • Legend has it that a dragon in this stupa sleeps and when the city is in danger of danger which comes to life. The Dragon is, in my view, in a building of an adjoining Street, tightly guarded by very friendly soldiers.
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  • And this time, it was all bristling herbs. A small roundabout at the center of which he stands... an old colonial House that falls (damage) in tatters, the... small stupa in Vientiane walk
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  • Ok they really need to explain it's purpose. Large brick structure that's covered in vegetation. Nothing special at all.
  • Good central area. But they should maintain it. Lot of shops around
  • Interesting area of town. A nice quiet place to contemplate things. That Dam has a more authentic feel to it - it is not well kept.
  • interesting early temple mound in the middle of vientiane. nice place to stop for a few minutes and relax. there was an entire village/city like this, probably similar to Chiang Mai Thailand, was here at one time. in the area are a few murals on adjacent streets, rues, on the walls that are interesting. if you walk around this area towards the morning market the and C.O.P.E. center you will see many; take the side streets as they tend not to be on the main avenues.
  • Nice old stupa with bars around

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